I love that quote. I really do.
And today's post is for a friend...
...and that friend might need reminded while she is going through a pretty rough patch in her life that she has a lot of people singing melodies to her.
And even though some of the tunes might be slightly off-key...
And even though some of the tunes might be be downright dreadful...
It's OK, really.
Just try and remember that we are willing to sing them. And that you deserve them. And that covering your ears won't work because you will still hear them anyway.
Yesterday Morgan helped me sing to a friend.
She actually sings pretty good for a 3 1/2 year old.
She didn't really sing with words...she sang with three little dum-dum suckers picked carefully for color: pink, blue and purple ... that she put into a little gift bag of a few Arizona treats I was taking along on our errand. She sang with being polite and wonderful while her Grandma was doing something important with someone amazing.
The friend is PJ, for those of you that know her. And this is what the little sign I am holding says:
Because yesterday one of the artists that PJ most admires had a showing here in Mesa. And Morgan and I went.
The artist is Erika Simmons who creates really amazing mixed media art. Her innovative creations are being commissioned around the world. She is beautiful, smart, creative and has that fire that you see in people who are passionate about what they do.
Erika graciously made time for me to see her today as a surprise for PJ!
But actually the surprise was on me because I was totally blown away by what she does.
Her work takes mixed media to a whole new meaning...re-cycled cassette tapes, 8 mm film, books, sheet music...
You can also click here to read PJ's original post about Erika. There are lots more pictures there.
So PJ, my silvery-gold friend...even though I did this for you...it ended up being for me, too!
Thank you for that.
Do re mi fa so la ti do!
Matlock to you...and to everyone else...